Folk and Roots musicians won big at the 2023 East Coast Music Awards

Morgan Toney.

The last of the winners of the 2023 East Coast Music Awards was announced this past weekend, and there is a lot for folk and roots music fans to be excited about. Continuing their success from last year’s awards, folk and roots artists collected some of the night’s biggest awards.

One of the biggest takeaways was folk-jazz and roots musician David Myles’s Album of the Year award for It’s Only A Little Loneliness.

These awards cover an eclectic range of music that has the ability to excite music fans of all genres.

Here is a quick summary of the winners from the categories that folk, roots and world music fans care about most.

To learn more about the winners, click on the artists’ names to explore their web pages.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

African Canadian Artist of the Year 

Zamani Folade (NS)

Album of the Year 

David MylesIt’s Only A Little Loneliness (Producer: David Myles & Joshua Van Tassel) (NB)

Blues Recording of the Year 

Allen SnowThe Quorum (NS)

Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year 

The East PointersHouse Of Dreams (PEI)

Folk Recording of the Year 

Fortunate OnesThat Was You and Me (NL)

Enregistrement francophone de l’année

Lisa LeBlancChiac Disco (NB)

Global Music Recording of the Year

Jah’MilaRoots Girl (NS)

Group Recording of the Year

The East Pointers – House Of Dreams (PEI)

Indigenous Artist of the Year

Morgan Toney (CB)

Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year 

Jing XiaThe Numinous Journey (NL)

Solo Recording of the Year 

David Myles – It’s Only A Little Loneliness (NB)

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